Category Archives: Count The Cost

The Path

John 6:4 “(It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration.)”

When you look at the event of things, it was approximately six months exist between John 5 and John 6. It was almost time for the Jewish Passover celebration. Remember, in John 2, Jesus went from Capernaum to Jerusalem for the Passover, which was the first Passover of Jesus’ ministry. Read the rest of this entry

Passion Speaks

1 Chr. 21:24 “But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the Lord. I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!”

Muscles are developed through resistance. If it does not cost you anything, chances are that it is not going to take you anywhere. I saw a tweet by @Sports HQ that captured this so aptly, “Obsessed is just the word the lazy use to describe the dedicated”. Read the rest of this entry

Cheap Candy

Prov. 18:7 (MSG) “Fools are undone by their big mouths; their souls are crushed by their words. Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you really want junk like that in your belly?”

 

You have to make sure that gossip has no place in your life. I strongly believe that not everyone that goes around gossiping is evil; some are, but most of them are just idle and ignorant.

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Appraise Yourself

Gal.6:4 (Philips) “Let everyone learn to assess properly the value of his own work.  Then he can be rightly proud when he has done something worth doing, without depending on the approval of others” [with emphasis]

 

Col.3:24 (GN)“… Remember that the Lord will reward you… For Christ is the real Master you serve” [with emphasis]. The only person that needs to appreciate your work is God. And He will appreciate it if it is worthy of appreciation. Read the rest of this entry

Create Margin

 Deut. 28:12  “The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.”

 

To Step Up financially, the second thing you have to do is Spend Less. The first rule of spending is to always spend less than you earn. I understand that for some people, what they earn is not enough so spending less seems elusive. Read the rest of this entry

Count The Cost!

“Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him?” Lu.14:31

 

Interestingly, one of the key reasons why you should commit your life to Christ is because the outcome has been predetermined. In fact, it is a very dangerous thing to live without Jesus. In Christ, the outcomes have been predetermined. So we can take on the challenges being confident that the outcome has been predetermined. In our everyday lives we will be Read the rest of this entry